Tag Archives: Dean Heller

OK, we’re now officially fighting for our lives. And this isn’t hyperbole.

OK, so the vote to advance Trumpcare in the Senate didn’t got our way today. It was close, but we lost, and now the limited period of meaningless discussion masquerading as ‘debate’ begins. As I mentioned yesterday, both sides can propose amendments during this 20-hour period, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is under no […]

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Trumpcare, true crime, and my complete inability to focus

I want desperately to pick up where we left off last week in our discussion about the Trumpcare bill being drafted in secret by Senate Republicans, and how it looks as though the Democrats have decided to fight back with every tool they’ve got at their disposal in hopes of delaying the vote, but I […]

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Hoping to kill Obamacare before Trump’s inevitable impeachment, Senate Republicans set out on a dark path, refusing to show the American people the legislation that will rob millions of their health care before it’s brought to a vote

Word is, by the end of the month, Senate Republicans will move to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. And, it would seem, they intend to do so without first allowing the American people to see what this replacement plan would mean for their families… That’s right. The legislation is […]

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Just because Mueller’s been appointed to investigate the Trump-Russia connection, doesn’t mean we should allow Congressional Republicans off the hook

Saying, “The public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein this evening announced that he had appointed well-respected, former FBI Director Robert Mueller to head an independent investigation into Russia’s involvement in […]

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This is the galvanizing moment we’ve been waiting for… Democratic Senators are filibustering, teachers are outside the Capital protesting, and we’re effectively shutting down the offices of those who haven’t yet come out against Betsy DeVos

[above: Photo by Evan Sutton from today’s protest in D.C. against embattled Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos.] The Senate vote on Betsy DeVos, the pyramid scheme billionaire turned anti-public education crusader who’s attempting to buy her way into Trump’s Cabinet, was supposed to happen today. And, the way things looked this morning, she was […]

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